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Located just a short distance from the iconic Stonehenge, Avebury is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbour. However, it holds its own unique allure and is, in fact, the largest stone circle in the world. As you approach this ancient site, you'll be greeted by a sense of awe as the colossal megaliths loom before you, arranged in a circular formation that stretches over 1,300 feet in diameter.

Walk among the giant stones, run your fingers over the weathered surfaces, and let your mind wander to a time when these monoliths held deep significance for our ancestors. It is also worth taking the time to walk around the expansive Avebury Henge, an earthwork enclosure that encircles the village, and marvel at the skill and dedication of those who constructed it over 4,500 years ago.

Continue along the West Kennet Avenue, a ceremonial processional route lined with standing stones, and imagine the ancient rituals and celebrations that once took place here. You can also explore the fascinating history of the Avebury Manor, a charming 16th-century house nestled within the stone circle, and discover its unique blend of architectural styles.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • April 23, 2024 9:10 pm local time

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